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Muddle the Mixture
Ravnica


Reviewed December 01, 2005

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Jeff Zandi

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Muddle the Mixture

This card doesn't offer much to the limited player. The way this card makes the cut for limited is for its Transmute ability. In the blue/black deck, you might be able to counter a key instant or sorcery, or Transmute for one of your Last Gasp cards if that's what you decide you need to do. I just don't like this card for limited, I don't see enough reason to play it. This card could be a last gasp (no pun intended) sideboard choice for an opponent who has previously shown you a sorcery or instant that your deck can't handle any other way. In constructed, this card might be okay in the sideboard of a mono blue control deck for mirror matches.

CONSTRUCTED: 2.5
CASUAL: 3.0
LIMITED: 2.0
 


DeQuan
Watson

* Game Store Owner

Muddle in the Mixture

This might be the best of the Transmute cards. I'm not a huge fan of the transmute ability, but this card is good all around. It counters instants and sorceries, which is pretty key, for a very low cost. Also, this deck allows you to transmute for several good cards. If you aren't facing this card a lot across the table, be prepared to deal with it soon as the secret gets out in your area. If you are playing blue and not using it, give it a shot.

Constructed: 3.5
Casual: 2.5
Limited: 3
 

Paul Hagan

Muddle the Mixture --

This card comes off looking like the newest generation of not-Counterspell, which we have at least one of in each set now. It counters *something*, but it just isn't the same. I like the transmute ability, unfortunately it does transmute for two, not three, which seems like it is the magic number for a lot of cards these days. I think Muddle the Mixture winds up being an excellent sideboard card, and a mediocre main deck option.

Constructed Rating: 2.5
Casual Rating: 2.0
Limited Rating: 2.0
 


Christine
Gerhardt

Muddle the Mixture

Not sure if this has found a niche in any kind of constructed environment, but in limited, it's only decent use seems to be for transmuting into something better for 2 mana, like Last Gasp.

In casual, too boring to find a place.

Constructed - 2
Casual - 1.5
Limited - 2
 

Phoenix Tamer

Muddle the Mixture

In some perspectives, this is a pretty balanced card.
Besides the fact that it costs 2 mana both same color, it's alright. It's only for sorcery's and instants sure, but that's why it has transmute. With that ability it makes a good Limited and maybe even Constructed, but no casual here.

Ratings:

Constructed~3.1
Casual~1.0
Limited~3.7
 

Jordan Kronick

Muddle the Mixture - This is what counterspells have come to. A tricky little combination of Flash Counter and Envelop. The real goods here is the transmute ability of course. The strength of this card is almost entirely dependant on what else in your deck costs 2 mana. Obviously, one of the most popular targets is the much talked about Glimpse the Unthinkable. If you get lucky enough to pull one of these early in a RRR draft, picking up some Muddles is a good idea. It will save you at strange times in the draft, countering the removal just when you need to, and it will find your Glimpse when it's time for the kill. As far as constructed goes, this is no Mana Leak. Leak is the gold standard for 2 casting cost counters right now, which is about as sad a state of affairs as you're likely to see.

Constructed Rating - 2.2
Casual Rating - 2.0
Limited Rating - 2.9
 
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